Mt. Shiraga 白髪山 (本山町) Day Hike

This is a 4.3km day hike to Mt. Shiraga (白髪山, 1469m) starting in Motoyama-cho (本山町) in Kochi, Shikoku and finishing at the same place. There are quite a number of mountains in Japan with this name. There are two or three main paths you can take to reach the top of this hike. We took... Continue Reading →

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Mt. Kobiso 小檜曽山 Winter Day Hike

This is a 5.2km day hike to Mt. Kobiso (小檜曽山, 1550m) starting at Kyobashira pass (京柱峠) in Otoyo-cho (本山町) in Kochi (Shikoku) and finishing at the same place. This hike crosses the prefectural border into Tokushima and gives a great view to Mt Miune, Tenguzuka and the Iya Valley. The Sasa grass covered peak is... Continue Reading →

Oku-Kuishiyama(奥工石山) Overnight Hike

This hike to Oku Kuishiyama (奥工石山, 1516m) also Tajikawa Kuishiyama (立川工石山) starts and finishes in Otoyo-cho at the Kuishiyama mountain hut (工石山山荘). Accessing to the mountain hut is by car however it requires driving on dirt/gravel roads for 10km once you pass Tajikawa (立川). During winter the road may be covered in snow and after... Continue Reading →

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